Preparing our next Generation of Healthcare Heroes
WHAT PROGRAMS YOUR SPONSORSHIP CAN SUPPORT THIS YEAR
We are counting on your support in maintaining the following program this year...
HOW TO SPONSOR
In their own words...
Testimonies from our scholars and their time with the foundation
“…She built me up to the point that I was actually confident enough to apply. In the end, all of the schools I applied to, I was accepted into. I actually would have never thought that was possible without her help.”
Today she is Captain Valynn Antoine
- An emergency medicine resident in Georgia
“My mentor always provided a listening ear and sound advice. The older I get, I find that genuine mentorship is difficult to come by. She is truly a gem...for the I Am Abel Foundation.”
1st Year Medical Student
St. George University
“I sought a mentor who looked like me and could relate to me. My mentor met me at my lowest possible point along my journey when had all but given up and no longer thought it would be possible for me to become a physician. But with her encouragement along with other mentors and my village, I am now graduating from Rosalind Franklin Medical School in May and hope to match in Surgery.”
4th Year Medical Student at Rosalind Franklin and was the STILL STANDING Awardee honoring an outstanding student who overcame tremendous odds while in pursuit of their dreams.
“I can’t thank the foundation enough. My mentor is truly amazing and is more like a second mother to me. She and my writing and interviewing coach really boosted my confidence and made sure I was prepared for my scholarship interviews and essays. I feel so blessed to have them as my support system and to have them rooting for me. Its extremely comforting and I’m beyond grateful. Dr. Conway’s number one message that I promise to fulfill as a doctor is that I will always remember to “leave a wedge in a door for others to follow.”
now on her 2nd Year at Oberlin College having won a highly competitive FULL Posse Scholarship. This is remarkable when you consider that at one time she could only see herself going to junior college. She is successful beyond her imagination finishing her first year at college as a pre-med major with a GPA of 3.8.
BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY
Whatever your reason for donating and however you choose to make your donation, we are grateful for your support!
Our community partners have donated gifts or given financial or structural support valued from $1,000 - $10,000 and more.
Please help us celebrate our cherished sponsors
Rush University Medical Center
Loyola Stritch Medical Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois
Gift Of Hope
David Ansell, MD
Noosh Salvador, MD
Midwest Legacy Group
United Methodist Foundation
M. R. Bauer Foundation
I Am Abel Foundation employs several key principles. Our participants must recognize that because we are “Able” – we are capable of amazing success and must accept nothing less. Because we are “Abel,” we are also our brother’s keeper and are each personally responsible for the success of our brother. Our programs will be implemented not only through vertical mentoring with the help of our partners with a wide range of expertise across the business, science, education and health sectors, but also through promotion of a concept we call “chain mentoring,” whereby each student is personally responsible for the mentoring of a fellow peer as well. Our belief is that once your life has been positively affected by the life of another, you must pass it on. Therefore, our program will focus on personal and leadership development and a commitment to volunteerism amongst our mentees.
As a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization, your donations are fully tax deductible. These donations will fund our programs which meet over 40 weekends annually and include many additional experiences including academic advising, medical missions, volunteering opportunities, studies abroad, College Corner (ACT Prep, Personal statement writing, mock interviewing, personalized tutoring), MedSchool University Prep and much more
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